6. Failure to familiarize yourself with the neighbourhood before buying:
Check out the neighbourhood you’re considering and if possible talk to some of the neighbours. What amenities and services does the area have to offer? Are there schools, churches, parks, grocery stores, etc. nearby? If you have children or are planning on having some, consider visiting the schools in the area and checking out their online reviews and ratings. Ensure you’re well acquainted with the surrounding area to ensure that the amenities that are most important to you are close by before you think about purchasing a house. All of these factors and more will determine how happy you will be in your new home.